Welcome to the new Schneider Electric Community

It's your place to connect with experts and peers, get continuous support, and share knowledge.

Close
Important Announcement: WELCOME to the new Schneider Electric Community! Community is now no longer part of Exchange, and is now rebranded under se.com. If you have any bookmarks and links saved, we request you to update them to ensure that you continue accessing our community from this new location. For any issues that you might encounter as part of this change, please reach out to SchneiderCommunity.Support@se.com, and the team will help to get your issues resolved.
Invite a Co-worker
Send a co-worker an invite to the Exchange portal.Just enter their email address and we’ll connect them to register. After joining, they will belong to the same company.
Send Invite Cancel
82396members
349903posts

Another Back-UPS Beeping Question

APC UPS for Home and Office Forum

Schneider Electric support forum for our APC offers including Home Office UPS, Surge Protectors, UTS, software and services and associated products designed to share knowledge, installation, and configuration.

Solved
brennanward_apc
Crewman
Crewman
0 Likes
2
120

Another Back-UPS Beeping Question

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/1/2012


I've been searching the forum and a few other sites for this issue and have come across many similar, but none exactly the same.

In our office we have Back-UPS 750's that power most workstations. The one in our reception area has recently started giving us issues. It has three items plugged into it: (1) Dell Optiplex 390 tower, (1) Dell monitor, and (1) Dell 1110 Printer.

Everything seems to work just fine, UNTIL you print something. As soon as you hit print, the UPS starts a constant beep, and continues for around 10 seconds. I moved the backup to another location in the building and attempted to replicate the issue with similar components (different printer and different monitor, both Dell), and could not do so. While this seems like it would point to faulty wiring in the outlet, it has been hooked up in the same location for quite a while and has given us no problem until now.

Any help on this would be appreciated. The sticker on the bottom reads "BE750G" and "3B1221X17009"

Thanks,
Brennan


Accepted Solutions
brennanward_apc
Crewman
Crewman
0 Likes
0
121

Re: Another Back-UPS Beeping Question

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/2/2012


Thanks for the reply.

Yes, it's a laser printer, and yes, it was plugged into the unit. I have seen on other forums where laser printers don't play well with these things... Is this most likely one of those cases?

See Answer In Context

2 Replies 2
BillP
Administrator Administrator
Administrator
0 Likes
0
121

Re: Another Back-UPS Beeping Question

This reply was originally posted by Chris on APC forums on 8/2/2012


What kind of printer are you using? laser,inkjet?

I would not go as far as to say you have faulty wiring. It may be that the inrush of the printer being used might be causing an overload on the circuit the UPS is plugged into. I haven't really seen this before unless the printer was being powered by the UPS though. Is the printer plugged into the UPS?

brennanward_apc
Crewman
Crewman
0 Likes
0
122

Re: Another Back-UPS Beeping Question

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/2/2012


Thanks for the reply.

Yes, it's a laser printer, and yes, it was plugged into the unit. I have seen on other forums where laser printers don't play well with these things... Is this most likely one of those cases?